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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – 2 field degree program - Minor Field


Would you like to engage with the regions of the world and their social issues from a variety of perspectives? Are you for instance interested in investigating the causes, consequences and potential for adaptation to climate change? Geography studies will give you the chance to do this and more. Through teaching and independent study, you will gain skills and a thorough knowledge of application and research-oriented natural and social sciences. The Geography minor gives you an interdisciplinary perspective on your major and enhances your skills in the wide-ranging field of anthropogenic and scientific themes in relation to geography.

Language of instruction:

German

Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

ECTS points:

180

Admission: First semester:

restrictive admissions (University): replacement procedure
(Average grade in the German higher education entrance qualification and, where applicable, extracurricular activities)

Germans and EU citizens: 90% of study spaces are granted in a selection procedure and 10% after a waiting period. Non-EU citizens (without German school-leaving certificate): do not take part in this selection procedure. Study spaces are granted according to a quota of 8% of the available spaces.

Remark: Please check again at the beginning of the application period to make sure that the admission requirements for this degree program have not changed in the meantime.

Further information on the selection process for German nationals, non-German nationals educated in Germany and EU nationals can be found on the faculty web pages

Higher semesters:

free admission

Please note: University admission requirements may change up to the start of the application period.

Application period: First semester: 1 June–15 July
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources

The goal of the minor field program in Geography is to provide students
- an overview of the foundations of general geography,
- the knowledge necessary for studying issues of spatial development, the actors involved in this development, and the resulting problems on various levels,
- insight into the basic spatial preconditions of modern society,
- an in-depth understanding for the otherness of foreign living environments through the study of various regions as well as the ability to compare and engage in networked thinking,
- a grounding in the methods, scientific approaches, and tools of geography, in particular cartographic visualization, information collection and analysis in geographical information and communication systems, and the foundations of empirical social research.
Fluency in the German language and good skills in one modern foreign language are prerequisites for enrolling in the program.

An overview of all the subjects that can be taken in combination with subject Geography by students who started their B.A. degree programme in the winter semester 2013/14 or later:

Ancient Civilization Studies | Archaeological Sciences | Educational Science and Education Management | German Studies | English and American Studies | Cultural and Social Anthropology | Cultural Anthropology and European Anthropology | FrancoMedia – French Language, Literature, and Culture* | History | IberoCultura – Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture | Islamic Studies | Jewish Studies | Classical Philology | Art History | Media and Cultural Studies | Musicology | Early Modern and Modern History | Philosophy | Political Science | Romance Studies | Russia Studies | Sinology | Scandinavian Studies | Slavic Studies | Sociology | Sports Science – Promotion of Health through Exercise* | Ancient Near Eastern Studies |

* Subjects marked with a star are no longer available for selection by students beginning their studies.

For information on subject combinations, see also the "Joint Committee of the Faculty of Philology, Philosophy, and Economics and Behavioural Sciences". Subject combinations for students who started their degree programme before the winter semester 2012/13 can also be found there. » more [de]

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The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Student Advising Office


The central student advisory service - the Central Student Advising Office (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising


Dr. Helmut Saurer
Institut für Physische Geographie
2. OG, Raum 02114
Werthmannstraße 4
79085 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-3537

helmut.saurer@geographie.uni-freiburg.de
Sprechstunde: Informationen zur Kontaktaufnahme


Examination Office


Tennenbacher Straße 4, 79106 Freiburg
Ursula Striegel, Telefon: 0761 203-3605
ursula.striegel@unr.uni-freiburg.de
Silke de Boer, Telefon: 0761 203-8610
silke.deboer@unr.uni-freiburg.de
Joanna Norek, Telefon: 0761 203-8610
joanna.norek@unr.uni-freiburg.de
Hans-Christof Gundlach, Telefon: 0761 203-8605
h-c.gundlach@unr.uni-freiburg.de
Martina Nickel/ Telefon: 0761 203-8610
martina.nickel@unr.uni-freiburg.de


Sprechstunden:
Montag und Donnerstag 10.00 Uhr bis 12.00 Uhr
Telefonische Erreichbarkeit: vormittags 8.00 Uhr bis 12.00 Uhr
Abgabe von Bachelor- und Master-Arbeiten: vormittags 8.00 Uhr bis 12.00 Uhr
oder nach telefonischer Vereinbarung
  • Online Studychoice Assistant [in german]
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  • https://geographie.uni-freiburg.de

The tables with the results of the last selection processes allow you to see the assigned grade/number of points in the selection process which would have sufficed and what the waiting period would have been to secure admission. The assigned grade/number of points is based by subject on the average grade or weighted grades achieved in the German higher education entrance qualification, on test results and/or outcome of the selection interview, and also on professional or practical experience in the respective subject.


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Applicants who are not nationals of EU member states and/or do not have a German higher education entrance qualification cannot participate in the lottery procedure.

Lottery procedures are conducted in subjects with restricted admission where places are still available. Should places still be available after the final waiting list procedure, these are allocated in a lottery procedure. Application for participation in the lottery procedure must be made online and separately for each degree programme to which admission is sought. The application period for the winter semester is from 1 September to 30 September and for the summer semester from 1 March to 31 March. Applications received earlier or later than stipulated will not be considered.

The online application portal for the lottery procedure is only open during the application period.